Hunt on for teen involved in break-ins, stealing Mercedes
ONE of the teenagers allegedly involved in Warwick's slew of break and enters is in police custody, but officers are still on the hunt as they suspect at least one other person was involved.
Police are continuing investigations into a series of three break-ins reported across Canning St, Pratten St and Mayra Ct, Sladevale, about 8pm Wednesday.
Police have since charged a 15-year-old boy with 12 offences, including unlawful use of a motor vehicle, obstructing police and entering premises with intent.
The boy, who appeared in Warwick Children's Court on Thursday, will remain in custody until his next scheduled court appearance on August 29.
Police will allege the boys stole a white Mercedes-Benz from Toowoomba and drove the car to Warwick to commit the crimes.
While some stolen items from Warwick households have been recovered, other items remain outstanding and are assumed to be in the possession of the suspect still at-large.
Police were alerted to the break-ins after occupants reportedly arrived home to find the teens in the act, but they fled before officers could detain them.
Sergeant Shane Reid said the burglaries were a warning that residents couldn't be complacent about security.
"It goes to show that, given the opportunity, people will drive from neighbouring towns to commit crime in Warwick and that we're not immune to that sort of criminal activity,” Sgt Reid said.
He advised residents to ensure their properties were locked and secured at all times, and keys were not left in obvious places or vehicles left unlocked.
Police suspect the teens weren't obeying road rules and are asking for dash-cam footage from anyone who saw a white sedan driving dangerously.
Anyone with information is urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or Warwick police on 46604444.